Tampa Red (January 8, 1904 - March 19, 1981), also known as Hudson Whittaker, was a Chicago blues musician born in Smithville, Georgia. Over the
course of his 30+ year career, he recorded an estimated 335 songs on 78-rpm records, tracking 251 of which between 1928 and 1942, making him the
blues artist with the most recordings during that era. His work and technique influenced the likes of Muddy Waters, Robert Nighthawk, and Elmore
James, amongst others.